To push, to press, to shove.
- A large number of persons gathered together; a throng.
- The common people; the populace.
- A group of people united by a common characteristic, as age, interest, or vocation: the over-30 crowd.
- A group of people attending a public function; an audience: The play drew a small but appreciative crowd.
- A large number of things positioned or considered together.
- To congregate in a restricted area; throng: The children crowded around the TV.
- To advance by pressing or shoving: A bevy of reporters crowded toward the candidate.
- To force by or as if by pressing or shoving: Police crowded the spectators back to the viewing stand. Urban sprawl crowded the farmers out of the valley.
- To draw or stand near to: The batter crowded the plate.
- To press, cram, or force tightly together: crowded the clothes into the closet.
- To fill or occupy to overflowing: Books crowded the shelves.
- Informal To put pressure on, as to pay a debt.
- crowd (on) sail Nautical To spread a large amount of sail to increase speed.
- An ancient Celtic stringed instrument that was bowed or plucked. Also called crwth.
- Chiefly British A fiddle.